Virtually all law firms have had to adjust business practices to address the pandemic’s impact. Whether working remotely, refocusing or changing firm economics, making personnel moves, or partnering with clients more, today’s challenges have fundamentally changed the way law firms operate. For the law firms grappling with too many upheavals in their world, crisis looms.
Law Firm Crisis – 3 Warning Signs
Conversations Law Firm Leaders Should Be Having with Vendors During the Covid-19 Crisis
The phrase “extraordinary times” is an understatement when it comes to describing these days as each of us is forced to focus on new ways to achieve personal and business survival. As law firms attempt to envision a path through this crisis, a new working relationship with vendors should be considered as part of the …
Positioning Your Firm For The Long-Term
I don’t know where we should take this company, but I do know that if I start with the right people, ask them the right questions, and engage them in vigorous debate, we will find a way to make this company great. Jim Collins
So many law firms — big and small — continue…
Law Firm Merger and Shared Aspirations
I am interested in the interaction of a group of people who have a common goal, or a common obsession, each contributing something unique to make something greater than the sum of its parts. I don’t know why, but from day one, that has interested me. – Steven Van Zandt, Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band
The recent news of departures from Carlton Fields Jorden Burt is most interesting. The firm, was the product of the 2014 merger of Tampa based Carlton Fields with DC based Jorden Burt. At the time of the merger the synergies between the two firms was promoted as one of the real selling points. Now, 5 years late, at least 30 of the 48 original Jorden Burt partners have left, including name partners Jorden and Burt.…
Optimizing Your Law Firm’s Financial Health in 2019-Four Areas to Focus Your Spring Cleaning
Fingerprints are unique. No two snowflakes are alike. And the more one looks at law firms, the more it is apparent that each law firm has its own personality. Whether small or large, local, national, or international in scope, general service or specialized boutique, driven by profit or public service, each law firm has its own DNA.
Though distinctive, many law firms share common characteristics. One shared by all law firms is the need to be financially healthy. Law firm financial health is the universal need of every law firm—without financial health a law firm’s future is seriously suspect.…
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Is Succession Planning On Your Firm’s 2019 To-Do List?
Succession and succession planning are hot topics in the legal profession. One statistic explains the focus on the topic – only about 30% of law firms make it beyond the first generation.
Why Do So Many Law Firms Fail?
Why do so few law firms make it to the second generation? Consider this progression…
Is Your Law Firm At Risk?
Don’t waste your time trying to control the uncontrollable, or trying to solve the unsolvable, or think about what could have been. Instead, think about what you can control and solve the problem you can solve with the wisdom you have gained from both your victories and your defeats in the past. – David Mahoney
Focusing on Long Term Stability
“Focusing is about saying No!” Steve Jobs
I was reviewing an article regarding the 13th Annual America’s Best Corporate Law Firms study and was struck with how consistent the same names appear on this list — year in and year out. Even if you haven’t seen it, chances are you can name many of…
Law Firm Sale and Outside Perspective
The best way a mentor can prepare another leader is to expose him or her to other great people. John Maxwell
Quality decision-making has a great deal to do with shaping the ultimate fate of all law firms. Today’s post focuses on the value of today’s law firm leader engaging the insight and decision-making acumen…